James 1:12–15 (ESV)
Testing of Your Faith
is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I
am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then
desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
Temptations and trials are actually good for our faith.
Yet we should not say “I am being tempted by God.” Don’t let temptations lead you away from God, but to God.
I pray: O Lord, help
me to remain steadfast under trials. Amen.